Extend your experience and camp with us on Saturday night! This is completely optional for those who are available. Class hours will run 9am-4pm, but we welcome you to join the Instructors after hours for some quality time around the campfire. Please bring your own camping gear and food. Tent rentals available.
Dates: April 15-16, 2023
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm each day
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX
Ages: This is an adult class.
FOREST GUIDE - NATURE MENTORING
Join us in the fresh air for a weekend of inspiration, challenges, and fun at the Forest Guide Nature Mentoring Course. Participants will learn how to utilize natural human learning cycles as the map, and inspiration as fuel, to create magical experiences in nature. Our natural mentoring model is based on the 8 shields mentoring model that was initially developed by Jon Young of the 8 shields institute and utilizes a combination of child’s passions, indigenous “invisible school” teaching, and more, to help children and adults learn with excitement and ease. The kids who have attended our programs over the last decade love it and so will you!
The Forest Guide model is an educational style with roots in various ancient cultures, adapted to fit modern constructs. In this model, an environment is created where learning happens naturally, for both teacher and student. It teaches us to deepen learning relationships, cultivate curiosity and courage, and have lots of fun! Its foundation is set in authenticity, natural learning cycles and instinctual natural interests. The end goal is to gracefully construct experiences for your students where real connection and learning happen, resulting in lasting memories and the growth of whole human beings.
In this course we will cover:
Use of the 8 shields mentoring model developed by Jon Young
Utilization of natural child's passions to enhance learning
Core Routines for increased nature connection
The art of questioning
Using gratitude to connect more deeply with the world around us